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BAE Systems Demos Network Warfare Concept (Oct. 23)

BAE Systems is demonstrating Networked Enabled Warfare (NEW) concepts at the Defence Science & Technology Organisation's (DSTO) Land Warfare Conference in Brisbane.

The display highlights how increased combat power can be achieved by networking sensors, decision-makers and shooters.

"Network Enabled Warfare and the shared awareness that it brings is critical for future battlefield superiority," said Christopher Wright, Marketing Director, BAE Systems Australia.

"BAE Systems is well positioned through the formation of a C4ISR group and leveraging its global capabilities to assist the defense customer defining the architectures necessary for network enabled warfare," he said.

BAE Systems is a key contender to win programs that deliver improved fire power and battlefield communications to the Australian Defence Force.

A suite of advanced capabilities for application to a range of current Australian defense projects is on display including:

--ComBat - an Australian developed airborne Electronic Warfare self-protection system that identifies potential threats by providing aircrew with visual and aural information on identified radar emissions
--UAV Management System (UMS) - the core of the Team Vigilant solution for the UK Watchkeeper program to provide the UK Ministry of Defence with an airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) system, which uses UAVs equipped with advanced sensors to deliver imagery intelligence to the Land Component Commander
--Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) ChemSentry - a chemical vapor detector to respond to chemical or biological incidents
--Muzzle Velocity System (MVS-470) - a tactical, light-weight radar sensor designed to accurately measure the velocity of all types of artillery shells and mortar bombs in land and naval applications
--Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) - a family of modular software programmable joint-interoperable multi-band/multi-mode radios designed to provide the functionality and flexibility necessary to maintain information superiority and support current and future warfighter mission requirements. JTRS will interoperate with, and eventually replace many legacy radio systems and will provide an evolutionary growth capability through its open architecture design. BAE Systems is a key partner in the team selected for the development of the vehicular and rotary wing variants of JTRS
--Laser Aiming System (LAS-840) - a compact, rugged, light-weight night aiming laser designed to provide accurate weapon fire at night

BAE Systems employs nearly 100,000 people including Joint Ventures, and has annual sales of around £13 billion. The company offers a global capability in air, sea, land and space with a world-class prime contracting ability supported by a range of key skills. BAE Systems designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, space systems, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defense products.

In Australia, the company employs 2,500 people, supports customers at more than 50 locations across the country and has its center of operations in Adelaide. BAE Systems is a leader in engineering and systems integration and is a major supplier of support services, electronics and software.

BAE Network Enabled Warfare Solutions Showcased